Most drivers in Louisiana are aware that motorcycles can be more difficult to spot than larger passenger vehicles. Motorcycles only have two wheels, so they naturally have a smaller profile. Unless drivers are completely focused on the road, it can be very easy to overlook or just flat out not see a motorcycle. Unfortunately, this is the cause of many fatal motorcycle accidents
Details of fatal accident
Recently in Gonzales, a motorcyclist lost his life after being hit by a vehicle. The accident happened around 10 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 44 near Highway 931. According to accident reports, the motorcyclist along with a juvenile passenger was headed north on Highway 44 when a sedan pulled out from a parking lot and attempted to turn left on Highway 44.
Reportedly, the sedan pulled into the path of the motorcycle, causing a collision. The impact caused both riders on the motorcycle to be thrown from the bike. Despite wearing a helmet, authorities said the motorcyclist passed away due to fatal injuries suffered in the crash. Reportedly, the juvenile passenger suffered moderate injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
Victims and/or families have options
A tragic accident can happen in a split second and have life-altering implications. Those in Louisiana who have been injured or have suffered the tragic loss of a beloved family member in motorcycle accidents caused by a negligent driver have options available that may help to ease their pain and suffering. By speaking with an attorney and filing a lawsuit, victims and families could put themselves in a position to be awarded much-needed and deserved compensation.